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Figured we should get this thread started.


For those of you unfamiliar with this, On December 22, 2017, Baltimore City Community College entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on the site of the former Bard Building. Apart from that not much other news in regards to approval status, cost or timeline for the project has been released yet.



http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/real-estate/bs-bz-bccc-cordish-20171019-story.html
 

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http://www.southbmore.com/2018/02/23/south-baltimore-business-roundup-147/

The height and floor count come directly from a BCCC press release... soo, not the new tallest but plenty tall to satisfy my needs
Their statement is contradictory.

"The College selected The Cordish Companies to develop a world-class mixed-use building. At 512 feet, the 45-story modern skyscraper will surpass the 40-story Transamerica building as the tallest building in the City of Baltimore and the tallest in all of Maryland."
https://www.bccc.edu/site/default.a...987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=4770&PageID=1

First they give a height of 512, then give a floor count of 45, one more than 414 Light street. But then they directly say it will be taller than Transamerica. One part or another is wrong!
 

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Their statement is contradictory.

"The College selected The Cordish Companies to develop a world-class mixed-use building. At 512 feet, the 45-story modern skyscraper will surpass the 40-story Transamerica building as the tallest building in the City of Baltimore and the tallest in all of Maryland."
https://www.bccc.edu/site/default.a...987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=4770&PageID=1

First they give a height of 512, then give a floor count of 45, one more than 414 Light street. But then they directly say it will be taller than Transamerica. One part or another is wrong!
We went over this in the development thread when i first posted the news. I think we'll just ahve to wait and see what happens.
 

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Their statement is contradictory.

"The College selected The Cordish Companies to develop a world-class mixed-use building. At 512 feet, the 45-story modern skyscraper will surpass the 40-story Transamerica building as the tallest building in the City of Baltimore and the tallest in all of Maryland."
https://www.bccc.edu/site/default.a...987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=4770&PageID=1

First they give a height of 512, then give a floor count of 45, one more than 414 Light street. But then they directly say it will be taller than Transamerica. One part or another is wrong!
Office floors are higher than residential floors...
 

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Office floors are higher than residential floors...
Yeah we went through this with 414. They are saying it will be tallest by floors, not height. It's a nice way of saying we have the tallest building without having to actually build more floors to be the actual tallest in terms of height. It will likely be surpassed by 414's bigger brother anyway. Definitely like this tower though. Wish they would go closer to 600, but oh well.
 

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Yeah we went through this with 414. They are saying it will be tallest by floors, not height. It's a nice way of saying we have the tallest building without having to actually build more floors to be the actual tallest in terms of height. It will likely be surpassed by 414's bigger brother anyway. Definitely like this tower though. Wish they would go closer to 600, but oh well.
I think this has the best shot of being 600ft because of the mixed use component. There is always the chance they add more, or worse, take some height off. I hope it's a new tallest and we can have this tower and the new 414 Light having a race to the top. Either way, having 3 500ft+ towers built in say a 5-10 year frame is huge for Baltimore. Usually we have to wait 50 years between them.
 

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http://www.southbmore.com/2018/02/23/south-baltimore-business-roundup-147/

The height and floor count come directly from a BCCC press release... soo, not the new tallest but plenty tall to satisfy my needs
the reason i call BCCC's press release "mere estimates" is because we're still early on with this, so alot can happen between now and when comes time to actually put a shovel in the ground. We gotta' read between the lines. Without sayin' it directly, I took their press release as really saying "We're still early on in this process, which we anticipate this tower being at least 512 feet. At the end of the day, things will probably be subject to change, but for now, we're looking an original base height of 512 feet".

if you remember, this is the same thing that happened with the new Avalon building in Little Italy. Hell, even 414 Light Street was originally advertised at 43 floors! At the end of the day, the ended up adding only 1 more floor, but still.......lol. :lol::lol:
 

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Whenever something is built on this site, rockin'.baltimore and I will use a tape measure to confirm the height.

In the meantime no need to guess and speculate every time there is project announced. Some of you sound like those political analyst fighting on the air. :lol:
 

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It seems like David Cordish wants a Legacy project in Downtown Baltimore. He proposed building an arena at Pier Six that will be like iconic like Sydney Oprah House, I guess that didn't come to fruition as Pier Six is now getting renovated and most people thought that would be a traffic nightmare. Building the tallest building in Baltimore is more doable and now seems to be his focus. They have way more capital than ever now with Maryland Live being one of the top casinos on the East Coast.
 

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It seems like David Cordish wants a Legacy project in Downtown Baltimore. He proposed building an arena at Pier Six that will be like iconic like Sydney Oprah House, I guess that didn't come to fruition as Pier Six is now getting renovated and most people thought that would be a traffic nightmare. Building the tallest building in Baltimore is more doable and now seems to be his focus. They have way more capital than ever now with Maryland Live being one of the top casinos on the East Coast.
i love the fact that Cordish, for the most part, builds projects that are designed to leave a serious statement, and I'm expecting nothin' but the best from this company with this development.

i don't see it as being somethin' that'll put 414 Light to shame (there's nothin' in this city right now that can put 414 Light to shame.......lol), but I think it'll be right up there with it in terms of overall quality....
 

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^^agreed. Unlike 701 East Baltimore Street, they are not the principal Developers. So I can totally see this project moving forward with Cordish while we still hold our breath on Baltimore Street.
 

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i love the fact that Cordish, for the most part, builds projects that are designed to leave a serious statement, and I'm expecting nothin' but the best from this company with this development.

i don't see it as being somethin' that'll put 414 Light to shame (there's nothin' in this city right now that can put 414 Light to shame.......lol), but I think it'll be right up there with it in terms of overall quality....
414 has the location advantage, but yeah this would definitely be up to the same standards and quality as 414 Light Street.

The only buildings that will shame 414 Light would be it's sibling or 300 E. Pratt Street if that ever comes to fruition (excluding PC development). But really Cordish has money to burn. Financing is not a problem for them lol
 
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